I have met countless people who say “Oh, I’m not a runner, I’m a walker, I don’t do races” after I ask them if they’ve ever considered doing a race. My response to that is “why not?” The great thing is, you don’t have to be a runner to a race! In fact, walkers are having all the fun at the race! They get to spend time with friends, chatting and bonding along the way; having a good time!
Running OR walking in a race is fun! The race environment attracts happy people who enjoy the camaraderie of others, being outside, being active, socializing with like-minded people, getting medals, and “race swag!” In general, a very positive, fun environment! I think of a race like a mullet – business in the front and party in the back! So try it, you might like it!